NVIDIA MCP55 Brewing

DailyTech brings word that NVIDIA's next generation MCP (MCP55) is nearing completion and is currently up and running on functional motherboards. In short, this new chipset will add a new audio codec, dual Gigabit PHY's, and support 6 SATA channels. Unfortunately, 2x16 SLI setups will still require the use of two discrete chipsets so don't expect motherboards using this feature to be cheap anytime soon. With ATI's RD580 on the map as well it should be interesting to see how the performance of these two chipsets compare.

Our sources in Taiwan have just confirmed with us that MCP55 spin A02 is available to manufacturers and is already implemented on working motherboards.